How to Get Your Hands on Margielyn Didal’s Latest Sneaker Collab With New Balance
Oct 14, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
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Oct 14, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
It looks like you’ll be adding another sneaker to your footwear collection soon. Skateboard champ Margielyn Didal has yet another designer sneakers collab with New Balance but this time it’s inspired by a certain Cebu delicacy. Where can you cop the awesome Margielyn Didal sneakers and how much is it going to cost you?
Our favorite skater’s sneaker collab with New Balance has got us excited. It’s perfect for those who fancy darker aesthetics. The NB Numeric 272 has a black suede base and sole and a khaki woven patterned quarter panel. Even the shoelaces are patterned black-and-beige. It’s yet to launch officially but the teaser photos show us Didal has once again paid homage to Philippine culture. The NM272 is photographed on top of a table surrounded by Filipino favorites like siomai, fried chicken, lumpiang shanghai, and vinegar.
The NM272 sneakers have the woven leaves detail on the side, textured to feel like you’re touching puso. For Didal, wearing it will remind her of home.
This is actually Didal’s second collaboration with New Balance. Her signature sneakers (which is now sold out and difficult to find), the Margie Didal Pro NM379 ‘Pilipinas’ sneakers, was her first with NB Numeric Asia. It’s the exact pair she wore to Tokyo Olympics 2020 so, naturally, it flew off the racks.
The NM379 has yellow, blue, and red accents just like the Philippine Flag. And if those accents don’t remind you of our country, then maybe the pull tab, which is exactly a smaller version of our flag, will. For the final touch, the NM279 has ‘M. DIDAL 379’ printed on its heel counter.
New Balance Philippines is yet to announce the exact price for Didal’s NM272. But if you need a number so you can start saving up, Common Ground priced Didal’s previous NM379 sneaker at P4,995. You can use that as a reference point when you start explaining to your parents how much you need the new sneaker.
This girl is legendary and it shows in her legacy. Did you know Didal helped design the skatepark where she trained for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? It’s located in Soul Sierra, Cebu City, and is said to be inspired by Red Bull facilities in America. She gushes about the skatepark declaring it a dream come true. Hopefully, it will help other inspiring skateboarders to hone their skills and represent the Philippines in international stages.
Didal finished her Olympic debut ranked 7th in Women’s Street Skateboarding Finals. But even though it wasn’t a podium finish, the 22-year-old athlete showed sportsmanship that endeared her to many. Didal came to have fun and she expressed that with her energy throughout the competition. She was the first to hug silver medalist Brazilian Rayssa Leal. She even hilariously photobombed her fellow skateboarding Olympians.
Didal first caught national attention when she won the Asian Games’ first skateboarding gold in the women’s street event in 2018. The following year, she added a double gold win at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. She is also the first Filipino to participate in the X Games Minneapolis 2018.
Are you going to add the Margielyn Didal sneakers to your shoe collection?
Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.
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